It's Time to Start FutureSwim

We have a lot of new swimmers starting and we are excited that you all are ready to swim. The coaches and I met yesterday and I wanted to fill you in on how things will work this weekend.

We are going to be assessing the swimmers this weekend so that we can get them divided into proper lanes. Once we have been doing this for a few weeks it will all flow smoothly. Bear with us as we learn your swimmers and your names and get everyone situated. The assessments may go into next week as some swimmers are out for the holiday weekend.

Equipment/Attire Needed

  • One piece suit for girls
  • Jammer or brief style suits for boys. Board shorts (loose fitting style they were to play in the pool) hamper their swimming
  • Goggles
  • Fins (competitive swimming fins) We have a company we work with who gives us a great price and we can order them It will take about 2 weeks or so. I will bring a fit kit. We can also get goggles so let us know if you need any. Yes, the youngest swimmers need and use the fins the most. This helps them build their strength and confidence.

Swimmers who are just learning their strokes will be in the water with 2 high school coaches. They have all had experience working with these younger swimmers. I will be overseeing their coaching and walking along side the deck instructing your swimmers as well. We also have a few parents also very experienced helping, including Dan Ruehle who many of your children know as he has helped so much in the past and is awesome with the kids.

Our goal is focusing on the technique of swimming because if technique is correct speed will come. Be patient everyone. This is a work in progress and it takes time.

Tuition is due the first of the month. At this time only cash and checks can be accepted. Checks should be made out to FutureSwim.

Please be respectful at Lovett and ask your children to pick up after themselves and leave the pool deck and locker rooms clean. I cherish my relationship with them and greatly appreciate the fact we are swimming there.

See everyone this weekend.

2012-2013 Registration Open

Registration for the Sept. 2012 - May 2013 season is beginning. Please print and fill out the enclosed registration form and mail to me at the address listed on the form. Based on the interest level, there is a chance I will have to close registration and start a wait list. I will notify you right away if we have to wait list your swimmer(s). Members will be accepted in order of receipt of registration on a first received first served basis. Practice will begin the first weekend in Sept. Monday is Labor Day but we will start on Sat. 9/1. Practices are held at the Lovett School Natatorium and directions can be found on the website.

I am very excited about the growth of the group. We have a fantastic coaching staff in Sergiy Useinov, Tim Storsteen and several experienced high school swimmers who will be in the water with the beginner swimmers.

You can email me at or call 404-583-9509. Please leave a message so that I can return your call. I teach during the day and can not answer my phone until 3:00pm.

Registration coming soon

This is just a quick note to let you know that FutureSwim registration will be available on the website soon. I will send another email out when it is ready. The plan is to have two, one hour sessions this season. 4:30-5:30 and 5:30-6:30pm on Saturdays and 12:30-1:30 and 1:30 - 2:30pm on Sundays. In addition to Sergiy, I have hired a new coach, Tim Storsteen, who has coached the Marist HS team for 5 years, is a USA Masters Coach and the coach of the Brookwood Hills Summer League team. He substituted on several occasions last year and I am excited to have him on as a full time coach. We wish Emily the best in college and she will be back at Christmas but in her place we will have various High School swimmers, USA swimmers in the water as well as Dan and I helping from the deck with the younger swimmers as in the past.

Sergiy is currently in Russia and the plan is to start either Aug. 25th or Sept. 1st. Those final details will be in the next email, but at least you have an idea.

If you know of anyone who is interested, tell them to go to and add their email address and click subscribe. That way they will receive the emails. If spouses also want to receive the emails they need to subscribe separately.

See you all soon.